NICE advises a more personalised approach to postnatal care

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:219
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    A low rate of breast feeding and inconsistent healthcare advice to new mothers are targeted by new clinical guidelines on postnatal care for England and Wales.

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    More personalised care is recommended in postnatal check-ups


    The guidance, issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) sets out a standard of care that women and their new babies can expect from labour through to eight weeks after birth.

    It recommends personalised care for mothers—in which …

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